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. in his first book, "drown" and in "the brief wondrous life of oscar wao" -- the novel that won him the pulitzer prize, diaz writes in short, vivid strokes of realspeak. his recent collection of short stories, "this is how you lose her," was a finalist for the national book award. diaz, the novelist, once considered becoming an historian and to this day he summons his creative gifts by looking to his own past. he was born in the dominican republic, part of that caribbean island with a split personality, in what he calls a "super gangster neighborhood" and came of age among the "super poor" in new jersey. along the way, he developed a literary curiosity that pivots from dystopian visions of science fiction to the 19th century classic novel, "moby dick." in captain ahab's whaling crew, men of every race are thrown together in pursuit of the elusive and the mythical. diaz sees in this a parable of america then and now. he teaches creative writing at m.i.t. and recently received a prestigious macarthur fellowship, the well-known and coveted "genius grant." junot diaz, welcome. >> oh, th
. but i didn't know the half of it. i knew he was an oscar-nominated actor, a great actor who i had the pleasure of working w bith, but i found out today the most fascinating part of his life, the part that would make a great movie. and all of that happened before he became an actor. and i learned that today in his obituary. that's in tonight's rewrite. >>> in the spotlight tonight, the public musings of losers. here's how mitt romney explained why he lost to president obama just days after the election. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote, and that strategy worked. >> that explanation got mitt romney attacked and condemned by the likes of bobby jindahl and other republicans. they're now trying a new approach. tag romney said this about his father. he wanted to be president less than anyone i knew in my entire life. he had no desire to run, says tag, who worked with his mother and to persuade his father to seek the
con oscar burgos para un adelanto... que tal como les va, el deporte tambien escribe su propia historia con los equipos del area donde se dieron algunos buenos resultados pero no se logro ningun titulo, aca esta lo que paso con nuestros iniciamos nuestro resumen deportivo de fin de aÑo con las pocas alegrÍas que nos dejaron nuestros equipos del a Área. por ejemplo en el be Éisbol de grandes ligas, donde los nacionales de washington contra todos los pronÓsticos fue el mejor de la temporada regular, despues de muchos aÑos de espera lograron su clasificaciÓn a la postemporada, fueron varios meses de alegrÍa con los nacionales. muy cerca de acÁ, al otro lado del rio potomac tambiÉn fueron buenos momentos con los orioles de baltimore que hasta en los Últimos instantes luchaban para superar a los yanquis en el primer lugar de la tabla, sin embargo tambie Én lograron su clasificaciÓ n al playoffs. los oiroles quedaron fuera en la postempor ada pero terminaron peleando. otra buena alegrÍa fue en el fÚtbol de la mls donde d.c. united con un entrenador joven y con muchas i
way too low or she had on the oscar so tight it showed the intention to florida. in some way she wanted to show off her shape so it was not legitimate rate. which a rape will stop something cold sore she gets pregnant she might not have told the fellow to stop in not be so rough but maybe she told him but not loud enough. or utterly failed to make good of the escapes so it was not legitimate rate. and then three republican candidates on the subject of rape and a fourth remains exceedingly quiet legitimate rape so we're told by eight todd akin will not produce children this simply a way can defensive biology that quickly locks the system down as safe as fort knox. exceptions for life of the mother are phony exceptions just like the others to suggest some doctors can always keep momma live. murdoch says it must be defended a pity but it is what god intended. this stance to which murdoch clangs this is what paul ryan believes. it can bring more reminders but now ms. romney has gone crazy with all of the binders. [laughter] [applause] that is it. the chair clap. [applause] >> then na
theater going on in politics. i would say this year's oscar though goes to john boehner for pretending toe be nexting in good faith. throughout this whole process he has been the primary person pointing fingers and the democrats offered several different, several different opportunities for the speaker to come to the table, compromise opportunities. most recently even agreeing to seen less tax revenue as part of the deal. so i think that the issue here is that it is going to be very difficult for the republicans to come behind a compromise plan which has tax increases and spending cuts which is really the balanced approach. heather: david, what do you think?. >> well, apparently the political kib bub can i theater continues in this segment. several means several or more. the president put two options on the table. before the election he asked for 800 billion. after the election, hey i won i want 1.6 billion trillion in tax hikes. this is where the political kibuki theater. we're playing small ball. we're going to hit the debt ceiling on december 31st, 6.39 trillion. we have $87 trillion in
olympic gold! >> the applause still rains down on oscar pistorius. >> redemption for the united states! ♪ >> he's been waiting for this moment. >> allyson felix gets the gold! >> the london olympic games was the most watched event in american television history. >> wow. tears of sadness, tears of joy. lots to fit into one year. >> absolutely. a lot of tragedy from this year. let's hope that changes in 2013. >> i know. i think we were all watching the olympic highlights saying thank goodness there was that bright spot. it was such a hard year for so many people. we want to thank our producers who worked so tirelessly putting that together. our editors. >> great job, you guys. beautifully done. >> back with much more on a friday morning right after this. . you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male a
. it will get a second wind when the oscar nomination is coming outme out. >> it's an interesting comparison. it's also about the spirit and who you are and not about the superficial transient items of existence. >> you were talking about the images and it puts out an interesting thing. these two are out cast. >> ryan gosling. >> you have to search hard for love, but they look pretty good. >> talk breastly about the piece you wrote about your dad. >> i wrote a piece in sunday's paper that was a look at where we have come in america with gay rights and gay marriage and the gay eyes of my dad. he is 77, going on 78. fraternity guy and navy officer. when he learned from my mother who said i should not tell him myself that i was gay made him uncomfortable. he is so comfortable with it now in the biggest way. i had never done this interview with him that i had done over the years, hundreds of other americans about what was the trouble you had with this and what's the journey you traveled. i sat down with him a few days before i wrote the column and said can i talk about this? the greatest measure is
think as oscar wild, to paraphrase it, to lose one "a" to lose two "as" would be regrettable. i'm sure some viewers will correct me exactly on that. but to lose the first day was not that significant. it was basically the ratings agencies being grumbling and unpleasant, or at least one of them. if it came to losing a second one or a slight notch down or a plus or a minus or whatever -- >> right. >> -- that would be sending a very serious tone. that would be saying hang on. the u.s. potentially has a dysfunctionality in its budget process that even a real crisis can't deal with. now, we're a long way from that. and i'm not suggesting for one moment, but it's something to bear in mind as we go -- or as you go -- we all go over the cliff. >> yeah. holding our noses, hoping for a deal at least to avoid that. richard, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> they are unlikely heroes of world war ii. >> they were over 1 million pigeons enlisted in the second world war. all of them played a part in the war, and they saved many lives in some heroic acts. so it's a story that should be told, and
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